"I am completely smitten with the Lunch with Books patrons...who welcomed me like a long-lost cousin. It takes two to have a successful reading: an enthusiastic presenter and an engaged audience, and boy did the stars align for us." -Marie Manilla, Still Life with Plums

"Lunch With Books is an outstanding program -- one of the best in the country." -NPR Journalist Matthew Algeo, The President is a Sick Man

"With a new book in hand, I’ve visited a lot of libraries lately, and I think the Ohio County Public Library is my all-time favorite. People are kind and welcoming, and deeply appreciate a visiting writer." -Jaimy Gordon, Lord of Misrule (National Book Award)

“I wanted the book launch to be at Lunch With Books because it is the best library book program in West Virginia and because Wheeling and the Wheeling area was centrally involved in so many of the firsts in West Virginia sports.” –Bob Barnett, Hillside Fields: A History of Sports in West Virginia

This blog is being discontinued.

This blog is being discontinued.
Please visit: www.ohiocountylibrary.org/calendar

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

June 7: Matthew Algeo--Tornado Relief and Prizes!


NPR journalist Matthew Algeo, who presented a most excellent program at Lunch With Books at the Ohio County Public Library on Harry Truman in 2009, will return to the library on June 7 at noon to discuss his new book, THE PRESIDENT IS A SICK MAN. The book is about a secret cancer operation performed on Grover Cleveland in 1893. It details an extraordinary but almost unknown and brazen political cover-up by a politician whose most memorable quote was “Tell the truth.” The facts were so well concealed that even today a full and fair account has never been published. Until now. Algeo will also discuss the so-called “1887 Banner Incident,” during which members of the Grand Army of the Republic, while celebrating a reunion in Wheeling, refused to walk beneath a banner reading “God Bless President Cleveland, Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy of the United States.” The Civil War veterans were angry with Cleveland for vetoing soldier pensions and proposing a return of some captured Confederate flags. Matthew Algeo is the author of Harry Truman's Excellent Adventure, called one of the Best Books of 2009 by the Washington Post. As a journalist, his stories have appeared on All Things Considered and Morning Edition.
Lunch With Books programs are free and open to the public. Patrons are invited to bring a bag lunch and free beverages are provided. Please call the library at 304-232-0244 for more information.

Update: The Halloween Queen has graciously donated one tour of Castle Halloween Museum for 4 people, a $32.00 value. Also, One copy of Tastes & Smells of Halloween $25.00 value!

No comments:

Top Ten Lunch With Books Programs

Program; Presenter; Attendance; Date

1. SAENGERFEST; Eintracht German Singing Society; 200; 07-17-10

2. A Lucky Child; Auschwitz Survivor Judge Thomas Buergenthal; 198; 03-04-11

3. Fashion Show; Civil War 150; 194; 11-20-11

4. Ruanaidh; Art Rooney, Jr. and Jim O'Brien; 168; 06-15-10

5. Follow the River; James Alexander Thom; 160; 06-05-08

6. Warwood Memories; 157; 12-18-12

7. The Quiet Man Pub Reading; 150; 08-30-12

8. Wheeling Then and Now; Sean Duffy; 146; 09-07-10

9. Bloch Brother Tobacco; Stuart Bloch; 131; 04-27-10

10. Reasons to Believe; Dr. Scott Hahn; 126; 08-21-07

Book Discussion Groups

The Ohio County Public Library facilitates book discussion groups for both young adults and adults. Currently, the OCPL offers two adult groups, which meet on the first Monday and third Thursday of each month.

In addition to its own growing collection, the OCPL has access to the book discussion collection of the West Virginia Library Commission.

To join or form a book discussion group, or for more information, please call 304-232-0244.

Meeting of the Minds Philosophy Group

The Meeting of the Minds Philosophic Inquiry Forum is facilitated by David Weimer. The group meets virtually every Tuesday at 6 PM. Call the library for meeting room locations.

For more information, visit www.firstknowthyself.org/m&mphilosophy.htm or contact group organizer, David Weimer, at 740 526-0985 or by email at dwwweimer@comcast.net..